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  1. mac1911

    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    I have 2 back ups from warranty and old pool and neighbors old sand filter if really needed. The 2500gph pump would cut run time down and increase turnover in such a small pool 6000 gallon
  2. mac1911

    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    I understand , my writing skills often do not translate to what I think I want to say. I tried my best to test and add chlorine often to keep slam levels up I even came home from work to brush and clean /test at lunch. I had to add and test when possible thats all. I tested the chlorine...
  3. mac1911

    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    Just a up date: So saturday evening i took a reading it was 6ppm sunday morning it was 5ppm. i decided to bring it up to SLAM level which was 16 on the app. I added the amount of fresh Chlorine and off i went. I checked it around 9pm last night and it was at 17ppm this morning it was down to...
  4. mac1911

    Where do you all get your adapters to upgrade filter systems ?

    Summer waves is 1.5" vs intex at 1 .25" Im trying to avoid replumbing everything . The intex 1.25 to 1.5" screw on adapters look like a nice clean quick set up but they are 1 .25" on the " hose" end. The problem with the local HD and lose is serious lack of any decent inventory...
  5. mac1911

    Where do you all get your adapters to upgrade filter systems ?

    Going to bump this as i still have not found a good simple method of conversion from the summer waves to the intex pump with out buying all sorts of sleaves and adapters. There has to be a simple conversion from slip on hose to screw on ends?
  6. mac1911

    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    This is what i was just thinking, im going to take a FC reading now and check it early AM if its below 5 I will do that
  7. mac1911

    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    My wife purchased them for quick checks of FC as the local stores where out of stock on the simple FC/PH test kits she likes to use everyday. i do the K2006 testing as shes not interested in learning . So the quick test keep us from getting in trouble as she can see quickly if the FC dropped...
  8. mac1911

    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    Thank you, So when I do the CC test and it does not change color with the 5 drops of R-003 all is good, correct. I dont think I will need to test CYA again as the seasons winding down. looks like next week is anothwer hot one but the sun is not on the pool as much these days. Pool get taken...
  9. mac1911

    Still Confused over Free Clorine , Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Is Combined Chlorine bad ?

    I have a 6000 gallon UG round pool. With the help of TFP and the Taylor test kit I have had a good run this year and with just a few weeks left I have only had 1 little algae bloom. I under estimated the chlorine use on the hottest week of the year. Quickly caught and corrected. That said...
  10. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    just want to say thank you for helping me get on track, once I figured out how to use the taylor test kit and followed the TFP tips pool has been clean and clear. Looking forward to getting to the end of the season with out the swamp.
  11. mac1911

    Is our pool sloping too much?

    Been working on my pool spot for years, each increase in size I get it more level. If you dont know whats under your spot it can “sink” over time. For example if you dont know there was a old tree stump under some earth as it decays it will sink. also always take away from the high side dont...
  12. mac1911

    Going on vacation

    So this is the time when I have the problems, and then the bloom comes when we return from vacation. 18’ 6000g UGP This year I have stepped up my game and have been following TFP tips and procedures and so far even with the heat the “bloom” had not presented it self. Usually by this time I...
  13. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    just checked pool math app, 6000g vinyl ? Maybe the paid app is different? anyhow things are going well water is clean and clear and cover is keeping the filter fresher longer.
  14. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    Thank you, figured as much Every time I see or use any of the pool chems I,think of how badly things could go. I will check my pool math I'm pretty sure I picked vinyl but I did erase and reset , but though that was just chem data ?
  15. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    would pre dissolving the tablets be better. My wife bought a large bucket of them. I have been using 12.5% Chlorine as I bought a case a while back.
  16. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    Tried again today 6000g summer waves seasonal pool water was very warm 90'F with the floating thermometer Kids like that "hot" water the firest few inches then the cooler layer under. Taylor test kit FC 3.6 PH 7.6 TA 80 CH 80- only thing that the app says I should bring up , well it comes up...
  17. mac1911

    Brand new pool

    does the package give dosage amounts? Are 2 tablets enough for your size pool?
  18. mac1911

    Brand new pool

    im guessing the pool builder did not do any testing and tossed in the tabs to get something in there. Its a little frustrating at first. It gets easier as you go. I had some problems with data entry with the pool math app. Went back to paper and pen and re did my complete test today with the...
  19. mac1911

    I'm a failure for father's day

    I was reading through this post and was going to post that the pool just looks dirty. Think its time to dig in and clean the pool! Know anyone with a small filter you can rig just to clean the pool with? I have one of those intex 1500gph cartridge filter that I rig up to clean my pool when we...
  20. mac1911

    PoolMath App

    THANK YOU, maybe I can get this thing to work for me. I messed up and entered 60ppm for FC and could not for the lifew of me figure out how to delete it!
  21. mac1911

    Where do you all get your adapters to upgrade filter systems ?

    ok so im still looking for adapters to get my sand pump/filter to run with my skimmer. I have been using this sand filter as a back up to when these cheap pumps burn out. I just hang the hoses over the sides until the new or replacement pump arrives. I would like a much better/neater set up...
  22. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    Thank you, I think most people would think they need to slam or super shock their new fill pools. I used the pool math app to get my suggested corrections and so far so good. As for Data log , ughh messed it all up. Went back to pencil and note book.
  23. mac1911

    PoolMath App

    Dont know what Im doing wrong , Im also entering bad data by mistake but dont know how to delete it. The "math" part of it seems to work fine. I used the data to correct my readings and all my results where good. I think the "data log" part needs to easier ? How to make that happen IDK
  24. mac1911

    PoolMath App

    thank you
  25. mac1911

    PoolMath App

    Is there some place you can go to learn how to use the app? I must have entered the data wrong and several times and my logs are all messed up. I cant seem to delete or edit my log? I tried to delete this pool notice says did your phone go swimming it just says to check the weather and try again.?
  26. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    Im going to try and log the results best I can in pool math app. I thought i had my original readings logged but nothing is there so i did somethimg wrong.
  27. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    Thank you, maybe Im not wording my question correctly. New pool , water fill fresh out of the tap. Can you list the order of chemical correction, wait times for testing. I might have missed it or juzt did not find it looking around Do I fill the pool , do my tests, enter data into...
  28. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    So I add chlorine first , SLAM? Then when those limits are reached I add CYA to bring that up? Or do I add clorine and CYA all in one shot and check next day.
  29. mac1911

    Pool pad , off to a great start

    Up and filling , worked harder getting the ground nice and level 1/2” difference anywhere on the pool.
  30. mac1911

    New Pool , New Water what do you try to do 1st

    So I picked up the taylor 2006 kit , have plenty of chems and pool is filling . What do you correct first? PH, Stabilzer, im filling with tap water so basically only thing close to levels needed is pH currently ar 7.2